ROYSTON VASEY NOTES & NEWS
An Interesting Item from the Archives of The Dreadnaught Corset Company’s held at the Royston Vasey Corset Museum. When the Company introduced their new spring steel ‘Bones’ in their Flexi Corset range in 1902 they sponsored that famous local team of acrobats, The Fabulous Dido Sisters to wear them while performing their act thereby showing how flexible and comfortable they were.
Left to Right:—
Naenia Dido (Known in the village as Thunderthighs)
Note the trim waists of the girls even Naenia, who was a fine big girl.
The picture was taken on the occasion of their appearance at Windsor Castle in a Command Performance in front of King Edward VII who took a particular interest in the girls stays as he was a wearer of Dreadnaught Corsets himself.